Witness program seeks volunteers

KINGMAN - The Mohave County Attorney Victim/Witness program is looking for volunteers to do everything from office work to attending court hearings on behalf of those whose lives have been affected by crime.

Around 14,000 people were the victims of crime in Mohave County in 2010. Volunteers work with those victims on everything from securing services from other agencies to attending court hearings on the victim's behalf and helping them understand and navigate the confusing legal process.

The advocates also work with law enforcement and are called out to crime scenes to help victims or survivors deal with everything from suicides to domestic violence incidences.

Volunteers must be at least 18. They must submit to a fingerprint and background check. They must also commit to attending 40 hours of training that aims to prepare them for the emotionally charged and involved work they'll be doing.

The office is also willing to work around a volunteer's schedule.

Anyone interested in more information on becoming a volunteer should contact Betty Munyon at (928) 718-4967 to set up an informational appointment.